Information on Home Use of Speech Therapy Tools

>Information on Home Use of Speech Therapy Tools

Information on Home Use of Speech Therapy Tools

In December, 2014, I was contacted by a company called Software Advice bringing my attention to an article by one of their writers, Gaby Loria, entitled, “Patient Home Usage of Speech Therapy Software IndustryView l 2014.” I thought I would share some of the online survey’s results with you.

The Key Findings:

  • Three-quarters (74%) of speech therapy patients have used or are using software to practice at home.
  • The majority (89%) of patients that used software for home practice noticed improvements.
  • Most respondents were more likely to choose a therapist-recommended at-home practice solution.

Other interesting findings were:

  • 61% of adult patients felt they improved using speech therapy software
  • 31% of parents of children reported that their child improved using speech therapy software. 
  • Speech therapy software was not a favorite for doing work at home. It seems that clients prefer verbal exercises to all methods. Physical tools, such as “listening tubes,” were the least favorite.

The complete article can be found at:


Most Preferred Home Practice Methods

Most Preferred Home Practice Methods




About the Author:

Mirla G. Raz
I am an Arizona licensed speech pathologist and am certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I have been in private practice for over 30 years working extensively with children who have speech and language problems. I received my Master’s degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. After graduation, I decided that I need sun and warmth and so headed south to work for the Volusia County Schools in Daytona Beach Florida. The next year I moved to California where I was offered a job working for the Los Angeles Unified School District in the severe oral language handicapped program. My next move was to UCLA where I worked in the department of Clinical Linguistics at the Neuropsychiatric Institute. In 1981, I moved to Arizona where I went into private practice. It gives me tremendous satisfaction to know that I have helped hundreds of children gain normal speech and language skills.

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